Emergency Shelter Information

For Young Adults

New Horizons

2709 3rd Avenue, Seattle 98121 (Belltown)

  • Ages: 18-23
  • Phone: 206-374-0866
  • Details: You can place your name on the shelter list by calling or signing up in person any time before 8pm on the day you are seeking shelter. You can check to see if you have a spot after 8pm. Shelter opens at 9:30p, following evening drop-in (7-9pm). Shelter guests must check-in between 9:30 and 10pm. New guests will complete an intake during drop-in, or upon entering shelter. New Horizons provides nightly snack, showers, computer access, as well as breakfast. You can stay one night in shelter without ID; on the second night, you must return with ID or a verifiable letter from a Case Manager stating that you are working on getting an ID.


The Orion Center – YouthCare

1828 Yale Avenue, Seattle 98101 (Downtown)

  • Ages: 18-24
  • Phone: 206-622-5555
  • Details: You must have government-issued ID with picture and birth date. If this will be your first time at shelter, you will need to register in-person before staying overnight. Come to the Orion Center between 5-6:00pm Monday through Friday on the night you first wish to stay. Doors open for Shelter at 8:30pm, and you must arrive by 8:45. We provide a nightly snack, showers, laundry, activities, and breakfast.


ROOTS – Rising Out Of the Shadows

1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle 98105 (University District)

  • Ages: 18-25
  • Phone: 206-632-1635
  • Details: The entrance is through the alley between the University Temple United Methodist Church and the post office. ROOTS is the set of double blue doors on the left hand side. People seeking shelter can come to the door or call between 8:00 and 8:30PM and ask to be put on the list. If more than 45 people are trying to access shelter, a random drawing for bed space is done at 8:30PM. The doors open at 9pm.


PSKS – Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets

1609 19th Ave., # 100, Seattle 98122

  • Ages: 18-29 (prioritized age range; individuals older than 29 may receive shelter based on space available; under age 18 cannot be served)
  • Phone: 206-726-8500
  • Details: Shelter is open Sunday through Thursday nights and is open to individuals who are connected with PSKS services, including daytime drop-in case management services (available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon-3pm). Individuals must have participated at least once in another PSKS program prior to the night’s stay in order to qualify for shelter services. Check-in is between 9:30-10pm, check-out is 7:30am.   **This shelter accepts clients with companion animals.**


Arcadia – Auburn Youth Resources

915 H Street SE, Auburn 98002

  • Ages: 18-25
  • Phone: 253-740-7189
  • Details: Clients enter the shelter in the evening and leave in the morning. While in the shelter, youth have access to light snacks, basic need items, showers, and washing machines, and are able to store their belongings.


The Landing – Friends of Youth

16225 NE 87th Street, Suite A-1, Redmond 98052

  • Ages: 18-24
  • Phone: 425-449-3868
  • Details: Line-up for the shelter is at 8:30pm, intake begins at 8:45pm. Guests are provided with dinner, showers, laundry service, clothing, and breakfast.



For Youth

Adolescent Shelter  – YouthCare

  • Phone: 206-622-5555
  • Location: Seattle (call for details)
  • Age: 12-17


Youth Haven – Friends of Youth

  • Phone: 206-236-KIDS (5437)
  • Location: Kirkland (call for details)
  • Age: 7-17


Safe Place

  • Phone: 1-800-422-TEEN (8336)
  • Age: 12 – 17
  • Details: If you need a place to stay, you can go to any Safe Place site and say “I need a safe place.” The staff will arrange for you to be met by a youth counselor who can help you find shelter or other services. Or, text the word “SAFE” and current location to 69866 and you’ll receive a text back with the closest Safe Place. If you need to talk to someone right away, reply with “2chat” and you’ll be able to text with a counselor.


2-1-1 Community Resources: Shelters